htd clutch problem - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2006, 03:18 PM
63 Fairlane
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Grapevine, TX
Age: 52
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hyd clutch problem

i installed a tremec 5 speed, spacer, with a mcleod clutch and pressure plate, with their hyd. release bearing and wilwood clutch master. it took a few trys to get the release bearing,(they sent the wrong one twice) all of this into a 1963 fairlane. i bought a new brake master cyl and re-plumbed it to exit the brake lines to the passenger side of the car. i installed the clutch master next to it on the drivers side to get a good straight path to the clutch pedal. once done the clutch pedal was extremely hard, even after bleeding several times. i never drove it much as i am always upgrading other parts. i drove it around to a friends the other day and when i got back in it, it would not go into gear. after inspecting everything, i found that the clutch rod had bent over. more than 45 degrees. what would cause the pedal to be so stiff? especially stiff enough to bend the clutch rod. as stiff as it was it still went into gear and all. any thoughts??????oh and wilwood was not any help. first photo shows the connector 2nd photo shows the rod.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1512.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	110.3 KB
ID:	10054   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1519.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	95.3 KB
ID:	10055  


Last edited by 2112jb; 02-15-2006 at 03:28 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2006, 05:29 AM
steve392's Avatar
just passin' thru
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod
Last journal entry: Willys is Finished!
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 275
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

What is the bore size of the master cylinder? It must be matched to the hydraulic throwout bearing. If you are using the Mcleod bearing, the instruction sheet that came with the bearing should give you some guidance. I believe the bearing is designed to work with a 3/4" bore cylinder. The larger the bore, the harder the pedal feel.

The clutch pedal can also be pushed too far (over-travel) and do damage to the clutch. The pedal may need a stop on it to make sure that you don't push it too far and damage the clutch or throwout bearing.

Another thing to look at is the pedal ratio. It should be around 6-to-1. Rather than give you the wrong information on how to measure the ratio, see the Mcleod instructions.

If you were like me, I didn't receive any setup instructions with my McLeod bearing, and there's a lot of useful information on it. You may want to call Mcleod, they are very helpful on the phone.

Hope this helps.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2006, 07:15 AM
63 Fairlane
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Grapevine, TX
Age: 52
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i used the 3/4 master. i will check the ratio. the bearing came with no instructions. i used the rod that came with the master, and it make for a short throw, in other words the clutch pedal was lower than the brake pedal which i thought would be good. less distance to engage for faster shifting. but it was still extremely stiff... my clutch is on
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clutch Fan malibuman66 Engine 18 01-01-2005 10:09 AM
tranny problem somethin4nothin Transmission - Rearend 22 12-31-2004 05:17 AM
Puzzling temperature problem on the hemi solved Centerline Engine 2 11-26-2004 03:48 PM
clutch/ hydraulics problem royleeair Transmission - Rearend 1 06-14-2004 01:59 PM
HELP! mystery clutch problem? LA5 Transmission - Rearend 2 05-31-2004 11:25 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.